How Private is your information?

Nitish ChandanCyber Security

privacy, privateinfo, socialmedia, safety, India, stalking

Your Social Media Analysis We might have often heard how unsafe it is to put your private information out in the public. Social Media, Fill in forms and such things but we never listen, do we? The images below illustrate how and what all private information are we sharing with the world, w e don’t even know who is viewing what. Some thief who wants to know as soon as you leave home, some old girlfriend who wants to know where you visit and when, your boss whom you told you are sick and staying home. Some stalker who doesn’t know you, but you let him get closer via your Facebook profile or some other loner who researches your interests on twitter very closely so that it becomes easier to befriend you over similar likes and how hard is fraud then? What is your checklist then?1

  • For filling in forms asking for private information, always authenticate what website you are typing in your private and personal information on. Ask yourself, Do you have to fill this?
  • For social media websites (There’s going to be another section in detail about it). Stop and think before a post, what is the scope of the post, to who all is the update going? Should you limit the post’s visibility? Should you remove the check in? Should you limit your friend list and visibility by your name on the network?

2 3 6 Picture Courtesy: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2014/11/12/public-private-data/